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Paradise, by definition: Natural beauty and friendly people make Bali an idyllic destination

Browse through any travel brochure, and you’re apt to find several different definitions of the term “paradise.” Some travelers would cite the beaches of Hawaii, for example, or the vistas …


‘Most prolific rapist’ in Britain sentenced to life for assaulting 48 men

A graduate student from Indonesia living in Manchester, England, was sentenced Monday to life in prison for raping or sexually assaulting 48 men.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

60 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia’s capital

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours in Indonesia’s capital have left at least 60 people dead as rescuers struggle to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud


Indonesia, Thailand mark 15th anniversary of massive tsunami

Thousands of people knelt in prayer in Indonesia’s Aceh province at ceremonies Thursday marking the 15th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of modern history’s worst natural disasters.


28 killed as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

A bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 28 people and injuring 13 others, police and rescuers said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

A Boeing spokesman said Friday the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company did not disclose terms of …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, pilots, maintenance

An Indonesian investigation found that a combination of design flaws by Boeing and inadequate pilot training and maintenance lapses by Lion Air doomed a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

A strong earthquake in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged at least dozens of homes, a disaster official said Monday, as the government declared a seven-day emergency response period.


Here’s why Indonesia remains on edge six weeks after elections were held

But the aftermath of one of the world’s largest democratic elections has been anything but stable.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won’t allow unrest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

U.S. abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …


US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions

The Trump administration has seized a North Korean cargo ship used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions, law enforcement officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

More Indonesians join cases against Boeing after CEO apology

More families of victims of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia are suing Boeing Co. after its chief executive apologized and said a software update for the MAX 8 jet …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

With its strong D.C. ties, Boeing increasingly is elbowing FAA aside

Boeing has spent decades building deep ties across Washington, D.C. The aircraft-making giant reported spending $15 million lobbying Congress, the FAA and other federal agencies last year, and it has …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Indonesia’s Garuda Airlines moves to cancel order for 49 Boeing 737 Max jets

In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flagship carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion-dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence …


Indonesia’s Merapi volcano unleashes river of lava

Indonesia’s volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 4,590 feet down its slopes.


Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited protests that were the largest in Muslim-majority Indonesia in years was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano

Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of …


Indonesia searches for tsunami victims; death toll hits 373

Efforts to collect hundreds of bodies and save the injured were stepped up in Indonesia on Monday following the country’s latest tsunami, as scientists collected evidence on how a volcanic …


Tsunami hits without warning in Indonesia, killing over 220

At least 222 people were killed as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, in a disaster that followed an eruption and …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018

At least 62 killed in Indonesia volcano-triggered tsunami

The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami that hit both sides of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait late Saturday has risen to 62, the country’s disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Pilots struggled to control plane that crashed in Indonesia

Black box data show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control of a Boeing jet as its automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose down, according to a draft …


Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups, bottles and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, …


Oldest known animal drawing found in remote Indonesian cave

Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of a remote Indonesian cave.


Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying …


Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Indonesia says survivors unlikely from Lion Air plane crash

Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

A Lion Air flight with 188 people on board crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday.


New Indonesia quake kills 3 in Java village, shakes Bali

An earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia’s Java island, killing at least three people, and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali on Thursday, two weeks after a major quake-tsunami disaster in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Indonesia considers making devastated areas mass graves

Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated …